Get Carried Away with Fall 2013 Eyewear Trends

We know fall seems far off given the three-digit temps hitting most cities across the country, but it’s never too early to start prepping your wardrobe with the impending season’s essentials. You know what we’re talking about — let’s give those peepers a makeover with some brand spankin’ new frames! There are plenty of fun trends to try whether you’re a guy or gal looking to amp up your eyewear selection. See the top fall 2013 trends for men and women below, and also swing by eyecessorize.com for complete trends and eyewear suggestions!

Charmed Artist
Fall’s fashion compass for men points to the open road ahead, as more fluid and unrestricted looks become the new standard. This easy-going sentiment carries through to eyewear in chocolate and mocha browns, warm tortoises and other earthen tones. A variety of shapes with vintage roots – like old-school aviators, Clubmaster-inspired profiles and John Lennon rounds – provide comforting options for otherworldly fellas who consider their style a form of self-expression. Weathered wood finishes and textured acetate add a dose of ruggedness, while leather and metal trims offer an unexpected juxtaposition of refinement. With eclectic charm in abundance, these frames are the ultimate counterpart for laidback guys everywhere.

ICU Eyewear (7333); VonZipper (Mayfield); Superdry (Chief); Michael Bastian for Randolph Engineering (JD Sun); Scott Harris Vintage (SH-VIN-26); Leader (Commander)


Effortless Intrigue
Crisp and clean, minimalistic design is marking its territory this season, making it the perfect alternative for all of the no-frills gents out there. Everyday necessities, including specs and shades, are reinvented with a fresh twist to make those tell-tale classics feel new again. Heather gray, muted navy, olive green and back-to-basic black come together to form a tasteful color scheme that’s both versatile and distinguished. Simple rounded and distinct square profiles set against a neutral backdrop create a polished appearance, whereas traditional wayfarer-like silhouettes give off a light-hearted prepster air. This contemporary spin on eyewear essentials gives fashion-conscious men a straightforward way to always look on point, without the fuss.

LANVIN (VLN574); Argyleculture (Diddley); Original Penguin (The Landry); Genius Eyewear (G514); EVATIK (1034); Dsquared2 (DQ105)

Positive Energy
Small bursts of color infiltrated the runways, heating up this year’s cold weather styles for men. Eyewear aptly followed suit, revealing high-energy shapes and striking hues fit for dudes who like to break the mold. Colored and mirrored lenses are sure to catch any daredevil’s eye – in orange, green and blue shades – and complement all types of silhouettes. Look-at-me shields, sporty wayfarers, bold aviators and oversized squares induce a sense of adventure that’s too compelling to turn down. Meanwhile, color blocking and casual metallic temple detailing keep these sunnies and specs grounded and fun. It goes without saying that these frames will get every adrenaline chaser’s blood pumping.

Prada Linea Rossa (PS 01E); Hobie Polarized (Woody); Emporio Armani (EA 2003); LANVIN (VLN569); Converse (Filter); Polaroid (P8400S)


Bon Voyage
Globe-trotting pioneers in search of rich tapestries and authentic character are bound to be pleased by the vintage-textile bricolage that swept down the runway this season. The same poetic charm is found in eyewear, as cultured influences take the limelight. Abstract, earthy patterns give off an ethereal vibe, while vintage shapes – including round, wayfarer and Clubmaster-inspired silhouettes – anchor the frames for an easy-going, wearable look. Deep browns, vegetal hues and quintessential tortoise colorations are complemented by faux wood finishes, leather and metallic additions, floral prints and two-tone effects. These off-the-beaten-path shades and glasses are perfect for any woman with a hunger for wanderlust.

Sperry Top-Sider (Montauk); Scott Harris Vintage (SH-VIN-25); Foster Grant (Animated); Kaenon (605); Trussardi (TR 12511); Randolph Engineering (P3)


Sheer Impulse
Cheeky rule-breakers will triumph over the glam ’n’ grit running rampant on the fashion scene. The same “allure of the forbidden” ideology translates seamlessly to eyewear, as daring shapes shatter traditional norms. Futuristic cat-eyes demand attention, along with surprisingly slim, aerodynamic profiles. Chunky acetate rules the show and is further embellished with over-the-top gems, flat tops, silver chains and studs, lacy trappings and dramatic temple detailing. Seductive jet black is the color to live by; however, splashes of red, pink and jewel tones dish up a welcomed change. Brazen vixens in pursuit of elusive masculine swagger are destined for sheer happiness when they come face to face with these saucy frames.

Dollhouse (10633); MIU MIU (MU 53OS); Lisa Loeb (Hot Minute); Cazal (866); Caviar (6169); Lanvin (VLN572S)


Timeless Treasures
Aristocratic flair resurfaces this fall in tried-and-true classics. Ladies who are infatuated with style legends Jackie O, Grace Kelly and Princess Diana will be delighted by the resurgence of oversized round and square sunglasses with contemporary finishes. Soft, modest cat-eyes and smooth ovals maintain the same level of sophistication when it comes to optical frames. Both sunnies and specs feature regal décor including jewelry-inspired detailing, swooping temples, as well as metal and cutout accents. Calming, honey-like neutrals, silky blacks and cherry reds give way to a well-balanced and refined color palette. The mantra “less is more” – a fashion commandment worth living by – rings true, especially when it comes to eyewear.

Ana Hickmann (AH9146); XOXO (Sophisticate); Carmen Marc Valvo (Valentina); GUESS (GU 2381); Lafont (Magnolia); Jimmy Choo (Mindy)